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Checkout Our Emmy Prediction & Wishlist For Dramas

7/12/2015 4:00pm EDT
Better Call Saul
The 2015 Emmy nominations will be announced Thursday, July 16. In the next few days, we will be offering our predictions and wish lists for the major categories.

A few major rule changes have taken effect this year:

The Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Drama Series fields have been expanded from six to seven shows.

All half-hour scripted series must now enter as comedies while all hour-length shows must enter as dramas. Thus, “Orange is the New Black” – previously entered as a Comedy – must now compete as a Drama. But individual programs are allowed to appeal to the TV Academy...

'Better Call Saul' Review: Another Tremendous Hour Of TV

3/24/2015 9:52am EDT
'Better Call Saul' Recap: 'RICO' Is An Incredible Underdog Story
It's only natural to compare "Better Call Saul" with "Breaking Bad." Because... well, duh.

But the more "Better Call Saul" we see, the more it's clear that these shows couldn't be more different, even if there's a 20-page list of similarities between the two.

Take the scene when Saul clamors through a dumpster full of rotting, unspeakable nursing home filth to try and find the shredded documents he needs to take down Sandpiper Crossing.

Were Walter White ever forced to scrounge through several hundred pounds of soiled Depends, he too would end up as soaked in horribleness as Saul did. W...

Does 'Saul' Put The Kettlemans In Their Place

3/17/2015 10:14am EDT
'Better Call Saul' Recap: 'Bingo' Resolves That Kettleman Thing
"Bingo" opens right where our last "Better Call Saul" outing, "Five-O" left off. We're still in Mike Mode, and the hour's first few minutes are spent wrapping up the last few loose threads of Mike's finally-revealed backstory.

As we're in Mike Mode, "Bingo" starts off as a very stern, cool-headed piece of TV. Just like Mike. Then, Mike's done and we're back to Saul, to legal shenanigans and to "Better Call Saul's" usual sense of levity.

Well, not really. "Bingo" may have plenty of charming, offbeat Elder Law moments (Elderly cat lady problems are tough stuff- "Felix will wash himself, but...

'Better Call Saul' Brilliant Hour Of Mike

3/10/2015 10:55am EDT
'Better Call Saul' Recap: 'Five-O' Is An Absolutely Brilliant Ho
"Five-O" doesn't come off like an episode of "Better Call Saul" at all. It's all about Mike Ehrmantraut- wearied and grim, with a shadowy film noir kind of color palette. It's not outright funny, but smirkingly amusing in that same way Mike is.

It's like the show became "Better Call Mike" for an hour.

(Although Saul does show up for a few minutes, to comment on Mike's "dancing eyes and bubbly, bon vivant personality").

On the one hand, "Five-O" kinda kills the Mike mystique. He's a stoic guy, he scowls at everything and if he wants to kill you, you're probably half dead already. That's t...

'Better Call Saul' Recap: 'Nacho' Takes It Slow

2/17/2015 8:40am EST
'Better Call Saul' Recap: 'Nacho' Takes It Slow
Now this is what we were expecting out of "Better Call Saul."

Because as solid as those first two episodes were (and as far as pilots go, they were the absolute highest caliber), last week's "Better Call Saul" two-parter was pretty intense with the life-or-death tension.

When someone says "Saul Goodman Prequel Series," one doesn't necessarily think of prolonged and brutal beatings, gun violence, threats of finger-chopping and two horribly busted leg bones.

But "Nacho," which managed a reasonable level of suspense without ever going "Breaking Bad" crazy on anybody, felt far more like its ...

'Better Call Saul' Recap: 'Mijo' Snaps Leg Bones Like Breadsticks

2/10/2015 1:25pm EST
'Better Call Saul' Episode 2 Recap: 'Mijo' Snaps Leg Bones Like
We all gasped with surprise when Tuco appeared, gun in hand, in the last moments of yesterday's "Better Call Saul" premiere.

(Something tells us that'll be the standard response to all future "Breaking Bad" cameos).

And "Mijo," the show's second episode, didn't let up with everyone's favorite family-cherishing, traditional-Mexican-cuisine-cooking, wildly unstable psychopath.

Saul tries to talk his way out of Tuco's abuelita's terrifying home, fails, and ends up dragged into the desert with a pair of bolt cutters pressed against a finger he'd rather not lose.

All of that, of course, is "...

'Better Call Saul' Defines Itself In Premiere With Some Old And New Friends

2/9/2015 7:39am EST
'Better Call Saul' Defines Itself In Premiere With Some Old And
Truth time: a "Breaking Bad" spin-off featuring a young Saul Goodman is a fiendishly awful idea. It sounds like the lowest item on a top 10 "Breaking Bad" spin-off list; something an author might throw in as filler.

So why is "Better Call Saul" so weirdly, wonderfully brilliant? It defies logic. Or maybe it's because, one episode in, the series has already defined itself within clear lines- tonally similar to "Breaking Bad"... but not too similar.

Last night's premiere episode (appropriate titled "Uno") doesn't actually start with the prequelizing. It starts way, way ahead at the very end...

'Better Call Saul' Teaser Reveals Air Date

8/11/2014 1:30pm EDT
'Better Call Saul' Teaser Reveals Air Date
Saul Goodman, the notorious criminal lawyer from AMC's 'Breaking Bad' will be getting his own show on AMC. According to a leaked teaser trailer 'Better Call Saul' will debut February of 2015. Check out that teaser below.

Here's the first teaser trailer from "Better Call Saul"

— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) August 11, 2014

Is it just us, or does Saul (Bob Odenkirk) look younger, and sound maybe a bit more gregarious? It's possible the first season will take us back to the early days of Saul's career. It may in fact turn into a bit of a 'Breaking Bad' story in and of i...

Aaron Paul And Bryan Cranston To Make Appearances In 'Breaking Bad' Spinoff 'Better Call Saul'

3/1/2014 5:15am EST
Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad stars Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston are reportedly close to formalizing agreements to appear on the show's spinoff, "Better Call Saul."

Paul is currently in talks for a recurring role on the forthcoming show, which will focus on the story of lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk); and Cranston is very interested in making a few cameos on the show, according to E! Online.

"Anything Vince [creator Gilligan] is involved with, I'm there," Paul recently told the Associated Press. "I owe him my entire career. And the idea of jumping into the skin of Jesse Pinkman again in his lighter d...

'Breaking Bad' Spinoff 'Better Call Saul' Greenlit By AMC

9/12/2013 6:04pm EDT
Breaking Bad
AMC has greenlit a Breaking Bad spinoff series focusing on the show's lawyer, Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), just months after series creator Vince Gilligan said he'd love for the character to land his own show.

Sony Pictures Television announced on Wednesday that terminally ill meth dealer Walter White's (Bryan Cranston) attorney will be getting his own one-hour show next year.

"As conceived, the new series is based on the show's popular Saul Goodman character with the working title 'Better Call Saul'..." read a joint statement from Sony and AMG. "Plans call for Saul to be a one-hour prequ...

'Breaking Bad' Creator Wants Saul Goodman Spin-Off

6/1/2013 6:07pm EDT
Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan wants to keep working on the show, even if it ends after the upcoming season.

The hit drama, starring Bryan Cranston as a high school chemistry teacher who turns to making meth, will end after its fifth season this fall.

Gillian isn't done with the property, however, and is working non-stop on a spin-off featuring Bob Odenkirk's character from the series, Saul Goodman.

Gillian doesn't even have a TV deal, but that isn't stopping him from working 24/7 on developing the show. He tells Yahoo!, "Nothing's written in stone, but we are working away on it. My...

'Breaking Bad' Update: A Saul Goodman Spin-Off Is A Possibility

4/10/2013 1:39pm EDT
Saul Goodman
Anyone even remotely exposed to Breaking Bad has to remember the scum-of-the-Earth attorney Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), Walter's (literal) partner in crime. Saul is, as Jesse points out, the attorney of choice for criminals who are actually guilty, as he will use all available resources to bail his clients out - provided they can pay a substantial fee for all the skullduggery.

Saul has a talent for schystering, goading characters into a 'safe' situation. He's got a silvery forked tongue and could probably sell glasses to a blind man. But don't get him near a courthouse. God forbid he actu...

Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2012

1/4/2012 8:00am EST
Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2012
The year was 1962, John F. Kennedy was President of the United States and the cold war with Russia was in full swing as the world witnessed the Cuban Missile Crisis. Also in 1962, Marilyn Monroe died of a drug overdose at the age of 36 and Johnny Carson took over the duties of "The Tonight Show." Landmark movies that hit the big screen in '62 included "Lawrence of Arabia" and "To Kill a Mockingbird." The Academy Award winner for best picture that year was none other than "West Side Story."

We think you'll be surprised at how young many of today's popular celebrities look who were born in ...

Scott Adsit Talks With Starpulse About His Show, '30 Rock'

4/16/2009 10:09am EDT
Scott Adsit
In the pilot episode of the Emmy Award winning 30 Rock, Scott Adsit's character, Pete Hornberger, is fired. In an example of art imitating life, Scott himself was, at least at first, also being cut from the show. While Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) was trying to save Pete's job from Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) on camera, Tina Fey was trying to save Scott's job in the cast from Executive Producer Lorne Michaels, off camera. Scott was nice enough to discusses with us that very incident along with his roots at Second City, his time on Mr. Show, his favorite moments on 30 Rock and answers some reader qu...

Most Underrated & Overrated HBO Shows

5/23/2008 10:17am EDT
Big Love
For the last two decades, HBO has been considered the gold standard for television quality. The network routinely receives more Emmy nominations than any of its competitors, despite fielding a drastically smaller roster of programming.

HBO practically reinvented what could be done on the small screen. Each episode now had the same production values as a feature film, and the way the pay network could deal with risqué content led to a wide array of groundbreaking programming.

A quick glance at the roster of original shows produced by HBO over its first 25 years is almost like look...

Starpulse Q&A With Jay Johnston: How the Mustachioed Half Lives

11/14/2007 4:19pm EST
Jay Johnston
Jay Johnston was used to strangers approaching him in public. After all, he was a prominent writer and actor on the cult HBO sketch series Mr. Show with Bob and David. Plus, he's had his fair share of encounters with the homeless and jerks who want to pick a fight with him simply because he's six foot five. But the oddest reactions Jay's received were the result of growing out a mustache during the first season of The Sarah Silverman Program for his role of Officer Jay McPherson. Suddenly, Jay found himself the victim of behavior he deemed to odd and annoying to endure and vowed to wear pro...